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Vegan Kale & Oatmeal Cookies

Today’s recipe is a fun cookie that I’ve been meaning to test out for a while. I love sneaking greens into unexpected places because they add nutrition and color and most of the time you can’t even taste them!

These Vegan Kale & Oatmeal Cookies taste just like your favorite oatmeal raisin/chocolate chip cookies with a slightly savory hint from the kale. I’ve always been a fan of desserts that are both sweet and savory so they’re right up my alley. For those of you who aren’t on such friendly terms with greens (or baking for kids/friends/family who aren’t) you can reduce the amount of kale or try substituting spinach since it has a more mild flavor.

Vegan Kale Oatmeal Cookies
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Recipe type: dessert
Cuisine: vegan
Serves: 24
  • 1 tbs ground flaxseed
  • 3 tbs warm water
  • 1 cup spelt flour + extra, as needed
  • 1 cup oats
  • ⅔ cup coconut sugar
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • ⅔ cup coconut oil or vegan butter, melted
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup non-dairy milk
  • 2 cups kale, shredded
  • handful vegan chocolate chips
  • handful raisins
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a baking sheet.
  2. Prepare flax "egg" by stirring together flax and water in a small bowl or cup. Let sit 10 minutes before using.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, oats, coconut sugar, baking soda and salt.
  4. Combine melted coconut oil, vanilla extract and kale in blender. Blend until kale is shred into very small pieces. Stir mixture into large bowl with flour, add flax "egg" and mix until thoroughly combined.
  5. Fold in chocolate chips and raisins.
  6. You should be able to roll the batter into loose balls with your hands. If dough is too wet (the kale adds water), add a little more flour (I added about ¼ cup).
  7. Scoop a little more than 1 tablespoon of batter onto baking sheet for each cookie.
  8. Bake for 11-13 minutes, until edges are slightly firm (they'll firm up more as they cool). Let cool before enjoying.


Kale Oatmeal Cookies




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3 Responses to Vegan Kale & Oatmeal Cookies

  1. Oops- I think you may have left out adding the oats in the instructions. We made these with extra spelt flour instead of the oats, and they turned out pretty good. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  2. I just made these… mine still looked on the green side after baking, raw-looking, yours look great in the pictures. Wish mine had turned out the same. Noticed the milk was left out in the instructions – I added it at the very end I don’t think this would be the cause.
    Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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